This episode covers key challenges in the U.S.-China economic relationship, including non-tariff barriers, currency manipulation, intellectual property theft, and an expanding trade imbalance. It also analyzes President Trump’s approach to economic and trade relations and how economic tensions with China might be resolved or escalated under the new Administration. Our guest, Erin Ennis, discusses both the good and bad of the U.S.-China economic relationship which has long served as a key pillar of the bilateral relationship. She discusses the role of institutions like the Strategic and Economic Dialogue and the Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade as well as prospects for a bilateral investment treaty with China.
Erin Ennis has been Vice President of the U.S.-China Business Council since May 2005, where she directs the Council’s government affairs and advocacy work for member companies and oversees the Council’s Business Advisory Services. She also leads a coalition of other trade associations on issues of interest to companies doing business with China.